The European Union’s High Representative Josep Borrell confirmed that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will attend the Informal Ministerial meeting on Foreign Affairs in Toledo on Thursday, where he is set to inform EU officials about President Volodymyr Zelensky’s peace plan.
« Yesterday it was more on the military and defence side, today is more the diplomatic, not just about the war, but about how to end the war from the point of view of the peace plan presented by President Zelesky », explained Borrell, regarding the meeting’s agenda.
Borrell also referred to the military coups in Gabon and Niger, as ECOWAS Commission President Omar Touray and Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassoumi Massoudou are set to attend the meeting.
The meeting on Thursday marks the second day of EU Foreign Affairs talks in Toledo. On Wednesday, Borrell outlined new proposals for financial-military support to Ukraine, with a yearly budget of 5 billion euros.
Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February 2022 after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements, and urging Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and give assurances that it would never join NATO.
Kiev denounced the Russian action as an invasion. Zelensky imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and the US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.